Hill's development began in 1867. The name Richmond
Hill came from Edward Richmond, a noted landscape
architect who helped design the neighborhood.
There have been other people to say that Richmond
Hill was named after a popular resort on the Thames
River outside of London, and the word "Hill" comes
from the string of hills that run along the borders
of Long Island. Richmond Hill was developed that much
like the London suburb with the identical name.
The Queens version also has a lot of charm with good
architecture and good community planning with easy
access to Manhattan. Making this an ideal place
to raise a family and commute to Manhattan.
Richmond Hill Residents
Hill is home to mostly suburban families.
A large majority of these families are immigrants
from Europe looking to get a feel of their home
countries. This obviously exemplified in most
of the architecture and landmarks in this area.
Hill Residences & Rent
the residences are private one and two-family homes
which dominate the area. General rents in
the area for studio ranges from $650-$950, one bedroom
from $900-$1250, two bedrooms from $1200-$1700,
and three plus bedrooms from $1650-$2300.
Hill Transportation & Commuting
Richmond Hill has access
to both Long Island Rail Road and the New York City
Subway. On the subway via the "J or Z" trains which
stops, at 104th -102th Streets, 111th Street, 121st
Street, will have you in Downtown in 40 minutes
and in Midtown in 55 minutes. If you do not
mind a short drive or bus ride you can go to the
LIRR station at Kew Gardens and be in PENN Station
in 17 minutes.